The University of Canterbury Law Students' Society (LAWSOC) exists for the benefit of UC law students. Membership is optional and is available to all law students.

LAWSOC objectives

LAWSOC's primary objectives are to represent the interests of law students and to enhance the student experience of law school, both academic and social.

The interests of UC law students are represented in various ways. The President and Academic Officer attend meetings of the Law Faculty. The President also meets with the University of Canterbury Students' Association. At a national level, the President and the Competitions Coordinators attend Council meetings of the New Zealand Law Students' Association (NZLSA).

Events and activities

LAWSOC organises and coordinates a number of functions and activities for members throughout the year.

2018 Club Executives

Ben Hardisty
Ph: 027 966 4414
Nadine Girgis
Angus Haines
Education and Welfare Officer
Georgia Mehlhopt
Education and Welfare Officer
Matthew Morrissey
Social Officer
Claudia Milesi-Humm
Social Officer
Rebecca Scholfield
Competitions Officer
Andy Reid
Competitions Officer
Amy Smith
Obiter Editor
Sorana Pandrea
Obiter Editor
Elaina Pemberton
Junior Officer
Megan Feriss
Junior Officer
Phoebe McCaughan

Find out more

You can also email us at

See our club webpage on the UCSA website for further details.

Location details

LAWSOC meet in Room 106C of the Business and Law Building.

Postal address:
C/- School of Law
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800 
New Zealand